Holiday Snowflake Designer
The holiday season is upon us, so it’s time for an ExploreLearning classic, the Holiday Snowflake Designer Gizmo! Many of us remember folding and cutting paper snowflakes when we were kids. Well, this is the digital equivalent – no paper or scissors...Learn More about Gizmos Find More Gizmos
Holiday Snowflake Designer
The holiday season is upon us, so it’s time for an ExploreLearning classic, the Holiday Snowflake Designer Gizmo! Many of us remember folding and cutting paper snowflakes when we were kids. Well, this is the digital equivalent – no paper or scissors required!
In the Gizmo, students learn about symmetry while designing their own decorative six- or eight-sided snowflakes. The Gizmo provides a variety of colors that students can use for their background and snowflakes. After choosing colors, students can draw a design on the folded paper triangle. As they create their design, they will see it replicated many times over on the snowflake.
Once students have designed their virtual snowflakes with the Gizmo, they can try cutting them out of real paper. (Instructions for paper folding are included with the Gizmo.) Have fun and happy holidays!
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